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The Sickly State Of Public Hospitals

Hospitals are caught in the crossfire of a worldwide debate. Should healthcare be completely privatized – or should a segment of it be left in public hands? As the debate infects countries adhering to the “social model of capitalism” (e.g., Scandinavia and France) and spreads to countries in transition in Central and Eastern Europe – it is worthwhile to study the experience of the bellwether in privatized health care: the USA.

For Women: Why Ice Is Nice

Ice therapy is a women’s best friend. Really! I’m not kidding. When it comes to alternative medicine, using ice is an easy, drug-free and inexpensive therapy right out of your freezer. The simple technique of ‘icing’ is used to lessen pain and decrease inflammation, but it has many more uses, particularly for women.

Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) was discovered in 1979. It is a protein produced by the cells that line the inside of the prostate. Prostate cancer changes the cellular barriers that normally keep PSA within the ductal system of the prostate, causing PSA to be released into the blood in higher quantities. All of the tests below consist of a simple blood draw and a laboratory analysis.

Basik Lasik: Tips on Lasik Eye Surgery

If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, you may be considering Lasik eye surgery — one of the newest procedures to correct vision problems. Before you sign up for the surgery, get a clear picture of what you can expect.